My experience here was mediocre at best. There is a 20% service charge on the bill (fine, if I get good service). I was dining alone, my server said hello once, took my order, dropped off my food, took away my tea infuser (without asking, I would have loved more water), then dropped my bill off on the table before I even finished my food. I was trying to have a leisurely breakfast and the restaurant wasn't full (his section next to the bar was completely empty save for me), but instead of checking in, refilling my water, and letting me enjoy myself, I had a $27 breakfast for one, without the option to rehydrate, while I watched him flirt with his female coworkers. Totally ridiculous.
My first time here and I was so glad that I finally decided to give it a try. Food was outstanding, the service was great and the whole atmosphere was fantastic.
My wife and I are wondered why we had not come in before this. Highly recommend
Every time I’ve eaten at the Dahlia Lounge over the past ten years I’ve had a fantastic meal! This time I had the fried chicken salad - so delicious and unique! Don’t forget to go next door for some great bakery items to take home for the next day. The server was wonderful too. I’m Grateful!
Love the ambiance. A rush as one enters the restaurant.
Food is a bit too oily and buttery. Bottom line too rich.
We've been dining with Dahlia for over a decade. There not one dish on the menu that brings us back....meaning theres always forget what we ate.Nothing in our memory sticks.
I sense this is important. Is there any signature dish that stands alone. I say no.
Dined here on Valentine's Day and it was perfect! They had a special menu and had decorated with balloons. The ambience was fun and romantic and big city hipster (in a good way) ! The food was absolutely wonderful, beautifully plated and extra delicious!
A fabulous Valentine’s Day lunch!
The service was great and the food was good. the limoncello sorbet was excellent with bits of candied citrus rind.
I hate to write this review as we have always enjoyed dining at Tom Douglas’ restaurants.
Tom needs to start tasting his recipes. The omelette I had was very bland almost to the point of tasting like nothing but scrambled, unsalted eggs. The potatoes were deep fried and crispy, but again almost flavorless. My wife said her crab cake was excellent. She also had a Bloody Mary , which she said was basically tomato juice with one olive on a toothpick; no celery, no pickled asparagus, no other garnishes - a missed opportunity at presentation of a simple drink. We both had a curry soup which was very good. The service was top notch
Food was very good. I do think the dining experience is compromised by seeing the staff hurriedly running about. Makes you think management is missing some organizational skills. We were dining, not eating at a diner.
This was our second visit to Dahlia Lounge in two months. On our first visit, both the food and the service were exceptional. This time our food was quite good, but the service was terrible. We were left waiting to order drinks, waiting to order our meals, waiting for refills, and waiting for quite a while after we were done eating for our check. Perhaps our waitress had an off night, but it is the poor service we will remember from this meal.
Always among the top three Seattle restaurants for me. This time, though, I was disappointed in the crab cakes. I've had them many times, with varied presentations, but this time the cakes themselves were rather bland and the accompaniments were boring.
Awesome experience as usual. We are regulars at Dahlia. And it’s always Fantastic. Thank you!!
My wife and I received a Tom Douglas gift certificate and we decided to use it at the Dahlia Lounge. It is a terrific spot with excellent service, yet it was very noisy and the food was not great. I started with the yellowfin tuna tartar, which was tasteless. I asked for small cup of the sauce that accompanied my wife's beef tartar to add taste to the tuna. We ordered the bread and butter which was fine. I had the Penn Cove mussels which were wonderful, but the broth that they came in was tasteless and it had little bits of chorizo, which were so overcooked that tasted like little hard nuggets and had to be careful that you don't chip a tooth. A shame to defile those beautiful mussels . My wife had the duck which was dry even swimming in a sauce. The highlight of the meal was the dessert of donuts, freshly made, with a wonderful jam and vanilla mascarpone. It almost made up for the poor showing on the other parts of the meal. It seems to me that Tom should check on the quality of his product at the Dahlia Lounge.
The food was excellent. We studied the menu before we went so we knew what we wanted. A little expensive but worth it.
The dishes on the menu had odd combinations of flavors. I just wasn't crazy about it. The handkerchief pasta dish was so-so. Not very flavorful, and the pickled grapes added an odd note. The server was nice.